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    Xylene Fumes - updated - 01.09

    Welcome all...if you don't know, the latest images are at the end of the thread.

    The first eight or ten pages...are a reminder to myself of how much I've grown in 7 or so years, so I'd like to keep them up, for now.

    I am currently a full-time (read: unemployed ) student at Concept Design Academy in Pasadena CA, studying to be a Concept Designer.
    Prior to that I persued a Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design and have worked for 5 years as Technical Illustrator.

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    Right. Sorry about the lame first post folks, that was by way of a test. So...I guess introductions are in order. I'm 26, originally from Baltimore (hon?), and currently clawing my way out of about a year of post-collegiate depression, trying to overcome my sense of artistic inadequacy.

    I've come to the realization that 4 years of Graphic Design training doesn't really prepare you to be an illustrator or concept artist at all...so I'm trying a little self-education. My perspectives on life and art (my own and in general) have changed enormously from the preconceptions I've held most of my life, and at this point I really don't know what direction I'm going in.

    So. I've got tons of sketchbooks accumulated over the past nine months or more. Don't want to overwhelm ya'll with too many crappy doodles so I'll drop my first dump in three chunks.
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    I like the first couple of bald guys you sketched up. It's interesting looking into the line graphing you got going on. The other heads seem crooked. Maybe it's the way you are holding your sketch pad or something has gone wrong with the head graphing bit....dunno. Are these sketches old or recent?
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    heya, Jack, first comment placeboast for yez.

    These are all old, maybe 6 months or so. And yes, there is some crookedness, the reason being: I started moving away from strict graphing to a more intuitive approach. That, and I worked on most of these while curled up on the couch...heheh.

    I'll be posting more old stuff before I get to current work, just to show y'all what sorts of progress I've made and such.
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    cool. stuff keep postin try getting to anatomy
    Ev'sSketchbook for the lazy minded but willing!
    Help an artist, leave a critique.
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    Thanks. I'm working on nailing down anatomy in my current SB, but I won't be posting from that until later (Sunday maybe ).

    I'm taking a two-pronged approach on the body: details from the hands to arms, etc., while at the same time doing pages of full-body mannekins for force and motion.
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    Sketchbook number Eleven, not so embarassing

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    Dozenth Sketchbook, lots of skullingtons

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    Lucky Thirdteen

    tryin' out this so-called 'attachment manager'

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    more fun with attachments

    more three-quarter heads

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    minority report studies (heh) with some shading exercises

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    this is the point where I finally overcame my fear of the edge (of the page).

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    A finished Illo! OMG! commentate plz.

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    and a nice head, no ref...yay
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    Number fifteen, the last of the backlog

    All right folks, this is the last retro post. From now on all SB pages will be current, stuff I'm working on RIGHT NOW. Yay.

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    some sorta vampire/werewolf/bestial faces
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    whois this weirdo?
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    Oh woe is me.

    No comments? *sniff* maybe my new siggy will help.
    sketchbook...a kitten dies every time you don't comment

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    You're not getting responses because you're posting the same piece. Work from observation, in something other than pen (sharpie, especially), and vary your subjects. You have some nice product up but you have to widen it.
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    This is actually Wolverine's sketchbook
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